Mon Feb 7 10:29:41 EST 2005
socialism \so-she-liz-em\, n. (1839): 1. any of various economic and
political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and
administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. 2. a: a
system of society or group living in which there is not private property. b:
a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned
and controlled by the state.
Socialism is a social and ecnomical model often found in communist countries.
It is slightly political as well, yes, but mostly the definition deals with
the economic state of a country.
So, by the definition, when Canada's government becomes responsible for 51%
of the GDP, it will be making more money than it's citizens, it's factories
will be making more money, which means the primary means of production for
Canada will be owned and controlled by the state. We don't have any private
property now, as you've helpfully pointed out. What does this mean? We're
on the verge of socialism. By taxing the citizens they are taking away the
possiblity of capitalism, which is what the country needs to thrive. Taxes
stagnate an economy. Canada needs Free Enterprise, and the government isn't
doing a good job at allowing it. The number is going up, and it won't stop
at 51% unless something is done about our government.
> > becoming a truth in Canada. This country is dying, no one knows it, and
> > worst of all, most people wouldn't care. They'd all move to Michigan or
> > New York and forget about the True North Strong and Free. It's sad, but
> > true.
"If you could twist and turn away,
If you could tear yourself in two again,
If I could, you know I would,
If I could I would, let it go..."
- U2, _Bad_
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